May I then suggest we set up a forum, where the devs can log in, throw down
their ideas and have them discussed. When a decision is arrived at, collect
it into the official document so people can read what the current canon is.
For my own project, we do a lot of brainstorming in IM during the day.  He
then posts the IM to the forums so we have a complete record of how we
arrived to the decision.  Then I distill it into a separate post containing
all of the important points so action can be taken.  So far it's worked for
us and keeps things pretty well organized without going overboard on having
a bunch of Word or OO docs running around.

I can set up a forum for this on my co-lo box if people are interested in
it.  Unfortunately, that box does not have properly configured email
services, so it can't do nice things like notify you when posts have changed
and whatnot.

Is this something the group would be interested in?

-----Original Message-----
From: netrek-dev-bounces at
[mailto:netrek-dev-bounces at] On Behalf Of Rado S
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2007 5:56 AM
To: netrek-dev at
Subject: [netrek-dev] Set a fitting subject

=- ChronosWS wrote on Mon  2.Apr'07 at 20:46:04 -0700 -=

> Speaking of the network protocol, has there been any discussion of
> tuning it up and throwing away compatibility with older servers?
> Much of the existing protocol assumes C-style block serialization,
> fixed field sizes and the like. These restrictions and design
> choices are not necessarily required any more. Also, what about
> altering the update interval such that it is dynamic based on
> events, rather than based on strict time base?

Who do you expect to answer or even decide this?

As you might have noticed from my requests and rections to them,
nobody wants to answer the call for responsibility + control, but
many easily throw in their opinions and expect that somebody picks
them up to either implement them or to stop somebody from
implementing them. Pretty messy with no clear direction.

> Should a separate thread be spawned to discuss these or are
> those decisions already made?

Yes, please, and don't repeat my mistake of being too lazy:
change to a better fitting subject as the thread topic changes, or
even start a new thread.

(damn, who inserted all the TABS in the subject of this thread?!)

C Rado S. -- You must provide YOUR effort for your goal!
EVERY effort counts: at least to show your attitude.
You're responsible for ALL you do: you get what you give.

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